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Clemson Announces Spring Football Award Winners

April 14, 2012

CLEMSON, SC – Dabo Swinney announced the winners of the Clemson spring football awards during halftime of the Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Below is a list of the awards that were presented.

Most Improved Awards Quarterback: Morgan Roberts Running Back: Roderick McDowell Wide Receiver: DeAndre Hopkins Offensive Lineman: Gifford Timothy Tight End: Stanton Seckinger Defensive Tackle: Grady Jarrett Defensive End: Vic Beasley Linebacker: Lateek Townsend Cornerback: Darius Robinson Safety: Xavier Brewer Impact Freshman of the Spring: Travis Blanks Kicker/Specialist: Chandler Catanzaro Offensive Walk-On: Matt Porter Defensive Walk-On: Dante Stewart

Special Awards from 2011 Season Joe Francis Football Leadership Award: Dwayne Allen Renwick Flanders Most Improved Player: Chandler Catanzaro Edisto Clemson Club Offensive MVP of USC Game: Andre Ellington IFC Defensive Player of USC Game: Rashard Hall Bank of America-Hamilton Offensive MVP: Tajh Boyd Morrow Defensive MVP: Andre Branch Danny Ford Scholarship Award: Dawson Zimmerman

Strength Training Awards

Top Performers Offensive Guards and Centers: Kalon Davis Offensive Tackles: Gifford Timothy Tight Ends: Darrell Smith Wide Receivers: DeAndre Hopkins Running Backs: Roderick McDowell Quarterbacks: Morgan Roberts Defensive Ends: Corey Crawford Defensive Tackles: Josh Watson Linebackers: Justin Parker Defensive Backs: Jonathan Meeks Snappers/Punters/Kickers: Michael Sobeski

Top Reserve Performers Offense: Wes Forbush Defense: Collins Mauldin

Next Level Performance Champions Power Group: Patrick DeStefano (Offensive Line) Big Skill Group: Spencer Shuey (Linebackers) Skill and Specialist Group: Sam Van Gieson (Snapper)

Power Hour Dedication Award Offensive Lineman: Ryan Norton